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A House Divided: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Gift of fatal bullet given to museum

During the Battle of Franklin, Tenn, CSA Captain Theodrick “Tod” Carter saw his family home just up the road and is reported to have called to his men, “Follow me boys, I’m almost home.” Before he got there, nine bullets...

By Linda Wheeler  | December 3, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Waite Rawls: What are the best new Civil War books?

One of the winners was "U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth" by Joan Waugh, a participant in this Washington Post panel. Since Professor Waugh is probably too modest to nominate her own book, I will compliment her approach to this subject. Rather than a typical biography, she delved deeply into how our memory of Grant has evolved over time...

By Waite Rawls  | November 30, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gary Gallagher: What are the best new Civil War books?

"Ramseur's and McClellan's writings convey a great deal of information about two compelling characters."

By Gary Gallagher  | November 30, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lonnie G. Bunch: What are the best new Civil War books?

There are so many books on the Civil War that it’s hard to keep up, but one of the books that I’ve read recently is “The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox” by Stephen Budiansky.

By Lonnie G. Bunch  | November 30, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frank J. Williams: What are the best new Civil War books?

Douglas R. Edgerton's "Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln and the Election That brought on the Civil War " is the first book on the 1860 election since the 1940s and is full of information about the Southern conspiracy to deny Douglas the presidency...

By Frank J. Williams  | November 30, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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